Aperol Spritz

Many of you will have heard the term apéritif in cocktail discussions. In Italy, the term is aperitivo, a word dating back to the 19th century. An aperitivo is a drink which is intended to precede a meal; the low alcohol content and dry flavour are designed to get your digestive system working prior to eating, to enhance your dining experience. Most aperitivos contain Campari, Prosecco, vermouth, or – in this case – Aperol.

This cocktail is best served before a meal as your guests arrive, as intended in its native land. Feel free to serve a small platter of nibbles with the Aperol Spritz, as is often done in Italy.

Aperol Spritz Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

  • Ice cubes
  • 50 ml of Aperol
  • 75 ml of Prosecco Italian sparkling
  • Soda water to top up
  • 1 slice of orange

Instructions

  • Add Aperol to a large glass filled with ice, then add Prosecco
  • Stir together and top up with soda water, then add orange.

For a larger quantity

  • If making a jug, first determine how many glasses the jug will fill, then increase the quantities accordingly.

Notes

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